Features

Sheila Chandra recalls her first visit to Real World Studios

A blog by Sheila as part of Real World Tales, marking the label's 25th anniversary in 2014.

All In The Family

Music journalist Campbell Stevenson takes a look at the relationship between musicians and family.

Entering the sonic world of The Gloaming 3

Music journalist Michael Hann takes a look at the process of creating The Gloaming 3

République Amazone: Track by Track

Exploring the lyrics of songs from the debut album by Les Amazones d'Afrique

What is Qawwali? —A Beginner’s Guide

A brief introduction to the music of the Sufi mystics.

Track of the Day: ‘Meáchan Rudaí’ by The Gloaming

The Gloaming's third album opens with a song based on a poem of the same name by Liam Ó Muirthile.

Brotherhood, Destiny and Rum!

Algerian singer Abdelli recounts his trip to the Cape Verde Islands and the meeting that would chang...

What Heat: Track by Track

Delving deeper into Bokanté's What Heat with Michael League & Malika Tirolien.

From Algiers to London: Abdel Ali Slimani gets an Invasion of the Heart

Abdel Ali Slimani shares the story of his music journey from Algeria to England.

5 albums that showcase the beautiful music of North Africa

Get to know the music of North Africa with these five essential albums from our catalogue.

New Dawn: Track by Track

Producer Søren Kjær Jensen looks at the songs on renowned Somalian ensemble Waaberi's 1997 album.

The incredible story of 9Bach and the boy who lived with dogs

'Ifan' tells the story of Ivan Mishukov, the boy who lived with dogs in the streets of Moscow.

Preview: WOMAD Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2018

We take a look at some of the artists performing at this year's festival.

5 Essential live albums on Real World Records

We select some of our finest live recordings from the Real World catalogue.